[ExI] two observations

John Grigg possiblepaths2050 at gmail.com
Thu Jun 3 07:09:28 UTC 2010

When I was new to Arizona I encountered a large soft object bouncing
off my head.  I looked down and there was a fairly large tarantula who
was obviously used to walking on the ceiling, but it had gotten too
big for such an activity and so gravity took over! lol

I remember another time when a large white spider (the size of a large
tarantula, I assume it was one) came inside and ran around the place
like a speed demon!  I'd never seen a tarantula move like this (I
always thought they were fairly slow moving creatures) and I could not
catch the lightning fast arachnid.  I opened up a door and amazingly,
the spider ran right out and I never saw it again.  I sometimes wonder
if there was a genetic engineering lab nearby...


On 6/2/10, spike <spike66 at att.net> wrote:
> ...On Behalf Of Kevin Freels
> 	Subject: Re: [ExI] two observations
> 	>>I think it's interesting the way spiders fly...
> 	>...As I turned my head to follow I could see hundreds, or perhaps
> thousands of spider silk strands shimmering in the sky. It was weird, but
> beautiful...
> Spiders are an example of bugs with the habit of doing something in unison,
> like your thousands of silk strands example.  My own is when I went on a
> motorcycle ride in the Mojave Desert on a hot spring morning in 1984, soon
> after having moved there.  I had never seen a tarantula, but that day I saw
> one, stopped, examined it.  Then another and another, as I headed out toward
> Death Valley.  Then dozens per mile, crossing the road, from east to west,
> all of them walking walking walking, like something out of a horror flick.
> Oy.  Good thing I like bugs, jeeeeez.
> That was the only time I ever actually saw a tarantula migration in
> progress, even though I went out there on that same road dozens of times.
> spike
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KSIGcWATJ3g
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